Content Gazette - February 2016 - 7

Call for Papers
IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks
Special Issue on Distributed Information Processing in Social Networks
Over the past few decades, online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have significantly changed the way
people communicate and share information with each other. The opinion and behavior of each individual are heavily
influenced through interacting with others. These local interactions lead to many interesting collective phenomena
such as herding, consensus, and rumor spreading. At the same time, there is always the danger of mob mentality of
following crowds, celebrities, or gurus who might provide misleading or even malicious information. Many efforts
have been devoted to investigating the collective behavior in the context of various network topologies and the
robustness of social networks in the presence of malicious threats. On the other hand, activities in social networks
(clicks, searches, transactions, posts, and tweets) generate a massive amount of decentralized data, which is not only
big in size but also complex in terms of its structure. Processing these data requires significant advances in accurate
mathematical modeling and computationally efficient algorithm design.
Many modern technological systems such as wireless sensor and robot networks are virtually the same as social
networks in the sense that the nodes in both networks carry disparate information and communicate with constraints.
Thus, investigating social networks will bring insightful principles on the system and algorithmic designs of many
engineering networks. An example of such is the implementation of consensus algorithms for coordination and
control in robot networks. Additionally, more and more research projects nowadays are data-driven. Social networks
are natural sources of massive and diverse big data, which present unique opportunities and challenges to further
develop theoretical data processing toolsets and investigate novel applications. This special issue aims to focus on
addressing distributed information (signal, data, etc.) processing problems in social networks and also invites
submissions from all other related disciplines to present comprehensive and diverse perspectives.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Dynamic social networks: time varying network topology, edge weights, etc.

Social learning, distributed decision-making, estimation, and filtering

Consensus and coordination in multi-agent networks

Modeling and inference for information diffusion and rumor spreading

Multi-layered social networks where social interactions take place at different scales or modalities

Resource allocation, optimization, and control in multi-agent networks

Modeling and strategic considerations for malicious behavior in networks

Social media computing and networking

Data mining, machine learning, and statistical inference frameworks and algorithms for handling big data
from social networks

Data-driven applications: attribution models for marketing and advertising, trend prediction,
recommendation systems, crowdsourcing, etc.

Other topics associated with social networks: graphical modeling, trust, privacy, engineering applications,
etc.
Important Dates:

Manuscript submission due: September 15, 2016

First review completed: November 1, 2016

Revised manuscript due: December 15, 2016

Second review completed: February 1, 2017

Final manuscript due: March 15, 2017

Publication: June 1, 2017
Guest Editors:

Zhenliang Zhang, Qualcomm Corporate R&D (zhenlian@qti.qualcomm.com)

Wee Peng Tay, Nanyang Technological University (wptay@ntu.edu.sg)

Moez Draief, Imperial College London (m.draief@imperial.ac.uk)

Xiaodong Wang, Columbia University (xw2008@columbia.edu)

Edwin K. P. Chong, Colorado State University (edwin.chong@colostate.edu)

Alfred O. Hero III, University of Michigan (hero@eecs.umich.edu)

www.signalprocessingsociety.org

[7]

FEBRUARY 2016


http://www.signalprocessingsociety.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Content Gazette - February 2016

Content Gazette - February 2016 - Cover1
Content Gazette - February 2016 - Cover2
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 1
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 2
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 3
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 4
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 5
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 6
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 7
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 8
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 9
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 10
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 11
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 12
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 13
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 14
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 15
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 16
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 17
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 18
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 19
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 20
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 21
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 22
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 23
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 24
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 25
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 26
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 27
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 28
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 29
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 30
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 31
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 32
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 33
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 34
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 35
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 36
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 37
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 38
Content Gazette - February 2016 - 39
Content Gazette - February 2016 - Cover3
Content Gazette - February 2016 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_202004
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_202003
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_202002
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_202001
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201909
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201908
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201907
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201906
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201905
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201904
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201903
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201902
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201901
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201812
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201810
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201808
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201807
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201806
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201805
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201804
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201803
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201802
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/contentgazette_201801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1217
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1117
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1017
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0917
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0817
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0717
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0617
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0517
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0417
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0317
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0217
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0117
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1216
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1116
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1016
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0916
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0816
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0716
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0616
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0516
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0416
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0316
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0216
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0116
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1215
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1115
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1015
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0915
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0815
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0715
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0615
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0515
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0415
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0315
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0215
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0115
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1214
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1114
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1014
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0914
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0814
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0714
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0614
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0514
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0414
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0314
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0214
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0114
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1213
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1013
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0913
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0813
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0713
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0613
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0513
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0413
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0313
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0213
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1012
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0812
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0712
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0612
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0512
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0412
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_1011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0611
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0511
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0411
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/content_gazette_0111
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com